24 peaks in 24 hours: man’s ‘unique’ challenge

Tim McNamara
Tim McNamara

A former member of the Army Air Corps is planning a march in double time to raise money for two charities.

Tim McNamara, 47, who is now a postman, along with friend Carrie Dewes, is set to tackle the 24 Peaks in 24 Hours challenge.

Money raised will go to Forces Support and CDH UK.

The challenge on July 6 and 7 will see the pair, both from the village of Willey, tackle nine peaks scaled on the first day and 13 on the second, trekking 51km in just over 22 hours in the Lake District.

Carrie’s daughter Maeve, who is now three, was diagnosed with CDH (congenital diaphragmatic hernia) when she was just a baby, meaning her diaphragm is deformed.

Tim, who served tours of Germany and Northern Ireland during his four years in the Army, said: “What we did or do is our job and we neither look for reward or recognition of our actions. The only thing every soldier wishes for is that our families are looked after. This charity has and continually reaches the hearts of the families affected by loss of a loved one in the service of our country.”

He added: “The challenge we are undertaking is both difficult and unique and we are hoping to raise as much funds as possibly for these truly amazing and remarkable charities.

Prior to the trek they are holding a charity auction at the Sarah Mansfield public house on Main Street, Willey,.

More lots are needed for the auction. To sponsor the duo visit www.justgiving.com/TimMcNamara24Peaks.